Canoe Dedication on July 24, 2022 (Aotearoa)
Red Star and Rehua Innovations are partnering to build a sailing outrigger canoe to revitalize mātangirua–dual powered sailing by wind and paddle. Through the vision of our canoe captain, Frank Te Mihinui Kawe, we received a grant from Creative New Zealand to build the sailing components of the canoe, which will be completed this month.
Our canoe dedication will be held alongside Matariki events celebrating the start of the MāoriNew Year in Tauranga Moana.
“Signified by the Matariki cluster of stars (Pleiades) reappearing in our night sky, this is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead.”